6-Year-Old Girl and Her Parents Shot After Ball Rolls Into Neighbor’s Yard

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Police are searching for a North Carolina man who shot a 6-year-old and her parents after their basketball rolled into his yard, reports NY Post.

The suspect, Robert Louis Singletary opened fire at around 8 p.m. Tuesday in Gaston County. Witnesses told the local station that a group of kids was playing basketball when the ball accidentally rolled onto his lawn. Singletary seemingly angry according to witnesses, chased a neighbor down the street as he fired several shots, they reportedly said.

Singletary then returned emptying his firearm on 6-year-old Kinsley White, and her parents Ashley Hilderbrand, and father, William White.

“He looked at my husband and my daughter and told them, ‘I’m going to kill you,’”

Hilderbrand told the station. In an attempt to protect his family, William reportedly drew his weapon but was struck In the back. 

The family was taken to a local hospital. According to WSOC-TV, the child had to receive stitches on her face from bullet fragments. The mother was thankfully only grazed by a bullet and the two are recovering at home. The father remains in the hospital in stable condition, police said.

Authorities say that Singletary is still at large. He faces charges of 

“four counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon,”

Gaston County police said.

“I want to say to the people of Gaston County — this sort of violence will not stand,”

Police Chief Stephen Zill said in a statement.

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